AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for EUR 330 million

Aurelius Capital

  • Largest exit in AURELIUS’ history
  • Purchase price EUR 330 million (enterprise value), multiple on money invested of approx. 16x
  • Approx. EUR 102 million positive effect on AURELIUS 2019 Group Earnings
  • Successful transformation of Solidus Solutions into a global market leader in sustainable fibre-based packaging solutions
  • Substantial growth under AURELIUS ownership through organic growth and strategic add-on acquisitions
  • Underlying EBITDA growth from EUR 12.5 million on acquisition more than quadrupled in AURELIUS’ 4 years ownership
  • Buyer, Centerbridge Partners L.P. sees significant opportunity for further growth
  • Further exits expected for the upcoming months

Munich, June 28, 2019 – AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8) has agreed to sell its subsidiary Solidus Solutions (“Solidus” or “the company”) to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners L.P. for an enterprise value of approx. EUR 330 million. Solidus is the leading European producer of sustainable fibre-based packaging solutions for food, beverage & horticulture, consumer goods and industrial applications. The deal represents AURELIUS’ largest exit to date achieving a money multiple of approx. 16x over the 4 years of AURELIUS ownership. The transaction is subject to the approval of the competent antitrust authorities and consultation with the central works council of Solidus Solutions in the Netherlands which is expected to happen in Q3 2019. Its exit from Solidus will increase AURELIUS’ 2019 earnings by approx. EUR 102 million.

The investor of choice for non-core assets

AURELIUS acquired Solidus in 2015 as a carve out from listed Smurfit Kappa Group, which was looking to divest of its solidboard and graphicboard production mills, converters and sales offices across the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK. Whilst modestly profitable, the company was no longer core to  Smurfit Kappa Group’s strategy. Solidus required immediate focus and investment to put the business onto a standalone basis and improve its performance.

With significant experience in the complex process of carving-out non-core divisions from multinational organisations, AURELIUS was the investor of choice. We were able to conduct the transaction quickly, taking over the business from its previous owner, rebranding it as Solidus Solutions and establishing the company as a standalone platform.

Successful transformation positioning Solidus for growth

After the acquisition, AURELIUS undertook immediate action to reposition Solidus business for growth. This included implanting operational experts into the business to implement the installation of new IT infrastructure and to establish new financial and legal internal structures. After this initial phase, AURELIUS commenced a comprehensive investment programme of EUR 60 million in total, which involved a restructuring to integrate the production mills and converting sites and establish shared services, a redesign of Solidus’ organisational structures and processes, and a reduction of costs across the business to improve its price competitiveness. AURELIUS also supplemented the existing management team with new professionals with considerable leadership experience. This hands-on transformation programme created a solid foundation for Solidus ahead of the next stage of its development.

Transformation through strategic acquisitions

The next phase in AURELIUS’ transformation of Solidus involved the significant expansion of its geographic footprint and operational efficiency through three strategic and highly synergistic acquisitions. In a 2-year period and with AURELIUS’ task force support, Solidus acquired and integrated Fibor Packaging in 2016, Abelan South in 2017 and Northern Paper Board in 2018, extending the company’s operations into France, Germany, Spain and UK, enhancing its sales by EUR 135 million and enabling it to become a truly Pan-European operator. These acquisitions facilitated significant operational synergies across the business, including supply chain optimisation, capacity utilisation and customer cross-selling.

Operational efficiencies and profit improvements

These synergies were further bolstered by a world class maintenance programme, which involved significant organic investment by AURELIUS into over 60 projects. These included upgrades and improvements to existing machinery and processes, targeted maintenance work to ensure efficiency of all machinery, the implementation of enhanced energy efficiency measures, a reduction in the costs of materials procurement, investment in automation and state-of-the-art machinery, new product innovation, and a review of the company’s operational and commercial activities.

Strong market potential

There is a strong and growing market opportunity for Solidus, as its recycled, fibre-based products have become a compelling alternative to plastic packaging and polystyrene products and the market for its luxury packaging continues to grow strongly. AURELIUS has supported Solidus in leveraging this opportunity to drive organic top-line growth through the development and implementation of a carefully targeted sales strategy, enabling Solidus to penetrate new markets including fruit and vegetables in France, Fish in the Nordic region and Horticulture in Germany.

This has resulted in the company achieving market-leading profit margins and growing adjusted EBITDA performance, which more than quadrupled from EUR 12.5 million on acquisition.

Market-leading Solidus well-positioned for continued growth

Today, Solidus is the leading fibre-based sustainable packaging producer in Europe. It operates from 15 locations across seven countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and the UK, using state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities to produce and convert a diverse range of solidboard, graphicboard and coreboard products, which it sells to customers across 70 countries, worldwide.

Solidus’ experienced management team, highly stable and long-standing customer base and new backing from Centerbridge Partners, provide the company with a strong foundation for future growth. In addition, the company has a strong pipeline of further strategic acquisition opportunities.

Dr. Dirk Markus, Group-CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of AURELIUS, said: “This sale is the largest and most successful exit for AURELIUS to date, reflecting the significant effort placed into the business over the last four years. I would like to congratulate Solidus’ management under the superb leadership of Richard Houben and the members of the AURELIUS task force that we placed into the business, all of whom did an outstanding job.”

“Since our acquisition of Solidus, the AURELIUS task force team has provided hands on operational and M&A support to the company, transforming it from an unloved orphan business into an independent, pan-European operation and true market leader in its field, with significant growth potential. The success of this investment demonstrates the strength of AURELIUS’ niche expertise and capabilities in carving out peripheral, non-core assets from corporations and transforming them into successful and sustainable standalone businesses. With our portfolio maturing, we do expect further exits for the upcoming months.”

On this transaction, AURELIUS was advised by Rothschild & Co (M&A), Deloitte (Transaction Services), Jones Day (Legal), Ernst & Young (Tax) and Ramboll (Environmental).

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JOHBECO acquires Gothia Seafood and Fiskgrossisten

Litorina

The JOHBECO group, consisting of suppliers Johan i Hallen, Bergfalk, and Fiskeboa, continues to grow. They are now acquiring fish and seafood specialists Gothia Seafood in Gothenburg and Fiskgrossisten in Helsingborg – allowing them to offer high-quality meat and fish products throughout Sweden.

Earlier this year, JOHBECO announced the acquisition of fish supplier Fiskeboa, and now they are taking it up another notch. The acquisition of Gothia Seafood and Fiskgrossisten was completed in mid June and will reinforce the company’s offer further. The group is primarily targeting customers within the hotel and restaurant industry, as well as fish counters, and will thanks to this new deal be able to offer high-quality products, regardless of where in Sweden they are located.


“We are very excited about this. We are gaining access to new markets, our customers gain access to high-quality meat and deli products, while at the same time, we can supply Johan i Hallen’s customers with all the products of the sea, all in one delivery,”
says Magnus Gustafsson, CEO of Gothia Seafood.

 

Keeping a small-scale perspective

By teaming up, the suppliers will now be able to offer the market even better short and safe deliveries, which guarantees fresh, high-quality raw products. However, Johan i Hallen, Gothia Seafood and Fiskgrossisten value their personal commitment and connection they have with their customers.

“Our customers won’t notice a huge difference, we will still be the small business with the great commitment and love of good products. Now we have every opportunity to supply restaurants, hotels and fish counters with the best, highest quality products,” says Martin Eriksson, CEO of Johan i Hallen.

 

The goal for JOHBECO is to be the best fresh food specialist in the Nordic region, and the acquisition of Gothia Seafood and Fiskgrossisten is another step in the right direction.

“Johan i Hallen, Bergfalk, Gothia Seafood, Fiskgrossisten, and Fiskeboa combined will be an incredibly powerful team. Together, we can offer the very best products to both new and existing customers, from the west coast and the rest of Sweden,” concludes Lars Bengtsson, CEO of the JOHBECO group.

 

For further information, please contact:

Lars Bengtsson +46 70 523 30 02, CEO of JOHBECO

Magnus Gustafsson +46 70 873 03 75, CEO of Gothia Seafood

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Altamir and Apax Partners sell their Altran shares to Capgemini to help create an undisputed leader of digital transformation for businesses

Altamir

Paris, 25 June 2019 – In connection with Capgemini group’s proposed friendly takeover bid for Altran’s shares, Altamir and Apax Partners have entered into an agreement with the Capgemini group to sell their entire interest in the share capital of Altran for €14.00[1] per share.

Altamir and Apax Partners became Altran shareholders in August 2008. Since then, they have supported the group in its development strategy, which has primarily consisted in:

·        establishing a very significant position in the US market,

·        creating its GlobalShore business employing more than 17,500 people, including about 10,000 in India, and

·        moving toward the management of large, outsourced R&D projects for prominent customers.

In March 2018, Altamir and Apax Partners supported Altran through its transformational acquisition of the US company  Aricent for $2 billion, thereby creating the undisputed global leader in engineering services and outsourced R&D. Altamir and Apax Partners participated in the €750 million capital increase, pro-rata to their interest in Altran.

Employing approximately 47,000 people in more than 30 countries, Altran generated close to €3 billion in revenues in 2018 (versus €1.65 billion in 2007 at the time of the investment by Apax Partners and Altamir), of which approximately two-thirds were from abroad. Its operating margin nearly doubled in 11 years, reaching 12.1% in 2018.

“I am proud that Altamir has supported the transformation of Altran, which in ten years has become the undisputed leader of innovation and advanced engineering consulting. I firmly believe that Capgemini is the ideal partner to leverage the skill of Altran’s teams”  said Maurice Tchenio, Chairman of Altamir Gérance.

“It brought me great pleasure to support Altran’s executives and teams in the company’s international growth and the evolution of its business model. The tie-up with Capgemini will create a global player with a unique combination of expertise, enabling Altran to consolidate its leadership in the market of engineering services and R&D” said Gilles Rigal, Partner at Apax Partners.

 

About Altamir

Altamir is a listed private equity company (Euronext Paris-B, ticker: LTA) founded in 1995 and with an investment portfolio of nearly €1bn. Its objective is to provide shareholders with long term capital appreciation and regular dividends by investing in a diversified portfolio of private equity investments.

Altamir’s investment policy is to invest via and with the funds managed or advised by Apax Partners SAS and Apax Partners LLP, two leading private equity firms that take majority or lead positions in buyouts and growth capital transactions and seek ambitious value creation objectives.

In this way, Altamir provides access to a diversified portfolio of fast-growing companies across Apax’s sectors of specialisation (TMT, Consumer, Healthcare, Services) and in complementary market segments (mid-sized companies in continental European countries and larger companies across Europe, North America and key emerging markets).

Altamir derives certain tax benefits from its status as an SCR (“Société de Capital Risque”). As such, Altamir is exempt from corporate tax and the company’s investors may benefit from tax exemptions, subject to specific holding-period and dividend-reinvestment conditions.

For more information: www.altamir.fr

 

Contact

Claire Peyssard Moses

Tel.: +33 1 53 65 01 74

E-mail: investors@altamir.fr

 

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Industrifonden sells shares in Footway

Industriefonden

Industrifonden sells 4,3% of its shares in Footway, the leading e-commerce platform for shoes in the Nordics. The transaction generates a return of six times the initial investment for Industrifonden. 

Industrifonden made its initial investment in Footway in 2011, when the company had SEK 3 million in revenue. In 2018, Footway had a revenue of SEK 760 million and a positive EBITDA. In the first quarter of 2019, the company had seen a 78% growth compared to the same period last year.

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EG acquires Lindbak Retail Systems AS

Franciso Partners

EG has acquired Norwegian software company Lindbak Retail Systems AS. The acquisition is the first under the ownership of Francisco Partners and establishes EG as one of the leaders in retail software in Scandinavia.

“Lindbak Retail Systems is one of the largest acquisitions in EG’s entire history. It is evidence we are entering a new era together with Francisco Partners,” says Mikkel Bardram, CEO at EG, adding “this is an excellent acquisition, as there is a strong fit between Lindbak Retail Systems and EG. We share the same focus on customer satisfaction and developing market leading software. Lindbak Retail Systems brings indepth industry knowledge within the retail trade that is essential for success. We are looking forward to learn from our new colleagues and to share our own expertise with them”.

Lindbak Retail Systems (LRS) will continue to operate as a strong and independent business area within EG, and its focus will remain on serving large retail chains headquartered in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

“The acquisition of Lindbak Retail Systems shows our ambition to accelerate EG’s growth through an aggressive acquisition strategy, focused on vertical software companies in Scandinavia. This is only the beginning,” says Petri Oksanen, partner at Francisco Partners.

Both employees and the current management of LRS will transfer over to EG where the company’s CEO Erik Tomren will join EG’s group management with responsibility for the newly formed retail division:

“It was very important to find an experienced and professional owner such as EG, that will invest in the continued development of Lindbak Retail Systems and take the company to the next level. EG has several important customers and strong industry solutions in the retail segment, so I look forward to delivering existing as well as new customers increased value and a broader range of market leading solutions,” says Erik Tomren, CEO, Lindbak Retail Systems.

EG acquired Lindbak Retail Systems on 3 June 2019. All agreements with customers, suppliers and collaborative partners will continue as before. The purchase price was not disclosed.

About EG

EG is a Scandinavian software company with more than 1,000 employees working from 15 competency centres in Scandinavia and Poland. We develop, deliver and service our own software for more than 9,500 private and public clients. Find out more at eg.dk.

About Lindbak Retail Systems

Lindbak Retail Systems provides business-critical IT solutions to ambitious retail chains within the areas of grocery, supermarkets, convenience and specialist trade. The company’s 130 employees serve more than 4,000 stores daily in Northern Europe from offices in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Gothenburg. Read more at lindbakretail.no.

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Fortino Capital Partners invests in Declaree, the innovative Dutch challenger in expense management

Fortino Capital

Fortino Capital Partners expands its portfolio of Travel & Expense management companies with its investment in Declaree, the innovative Dutch challenger.  Besides the acquisition of MobileXpense in Belgium and eBuilder Travel in Sweden, it is the third investment of Fortino Capital in the market of expense management.

Declaree was founded in 2014 by Bas Janssen, Bart Jochems and Jasper Spoor with the ambition of simplifying and facilitating paper-based and cumbersome expense management processes. Since then, Declaree has 20 employees and 750 clients mainly located in the Netherlands and Germany. In the Netherlands and Belgium, Declaree serves large customers such as KLM, Hunter Douglas, Schiphol and KPMG, as well as many small and medium-sized companies. For Germany, it is about companies such as Lemonaid, Suitepad and Lufthansa Group Business Services.

Expense management is a challenge for many organisations. Many companies still use inefficient methods for these processes. Thanks to Declaree’s mobile and web application, they are capable of reducing the time spent on the internal management of expenses by almost 75 per cent, while also getting more grip on the expenses itself by increased transparency.

Fortino Capital Partners started its growth journey in travel & expense management by investing in MobileXpense in Belgium and eBuilder Travel in Sweden. These two players mainly focus on multinational and governmental organisations that need to comply with many different and often complex rules in all countries active in.

Matthias Vandepitte, partner at Fortino Capital, explains: “Declaree offers a genuinely innovative solution which has already served hundreds of companies of all sizes. We are really impressed by what the team of Bas, Bart and Jasper have built over the past years, and we see enormous potential for the future. That is why we are particularly proud of being able to support the internationalisation of Declaree in Europe with our expertise and investment. We look forward working together on our joint growth aspirations.”

Bas Janssen from Declaree concludes: “The past five years, we have heavily invested in developing our product and scaling in the Netherlands and Germany. To realize the next step in our growth we have searched for a strategic investor with knowledge and experience in international expansion. We are convinced to have found the right strategic partner in Fortino Capital.”

AnaCap makes credit investments in two prime Italian real estate opportunities

Anacap

AnaCap Financial Partners (“AnaCap”), a leading specialist European financial services private equity firm and active investor in the Italian market, today announces the recent completion of credit investments in two prime real estate opportunities located in Rome.

The opportunities include the acquisition and refurbishment of an existing rented office building in semi-central Rome and a prime residential development located on the top of Monte Mario Hill, with panoramic views over the city. A severe lack of Grade A office space characterises semi-central Rome, with take up increasing since 2014 (74% of take up in H12018 was in Grade A buildings). Similarly, in the residential market, there is a lack of supply of more modern, higher grade properties. House prices for new versus older properties are diverging, with prices for new properties remaining at pre-crisis levels. The residential development is located in an area of Rome where there has been no new construction in the past decade and buildable plots of land are extremely rare.

AnaCap is partnering with Green Stone, a regulated Italian real estate company, for both projects. Green Stone and its founder have a combined local track record extending over 15 years encompassing more than 30 comparable projects, focused on the mid to high end residential, office and retail markets.

The Italian market has been core to AnaCap since 2012, completing investments in every year since, now extending to over €13bn face value across 18 separate transactions, including a wide range of performing and non-performing asset types.

Jacqueline Li, Investment Director at AnaCap Financial Partners LLP, commented: “The opportunity to partner with Green Stone in these prime developments in central parts of Rome exemplifies AnaCap’s ability to extend our long track record in Italy in primarily distressed non-performing loan portfolios, much of which is secured by real estate, to attractive transactions like these where funding remains constrained.”

The investment was made by AnaCap Credit Opportunities Fund III.

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HR Manager and Webcruiter adds Swedish ReachMee to its HR platform

Verdane Capital

Stockholm — HR Manager and Webcruiter, a Verdane-owned group providing cloud-based HR and recruitment systems, is expanding its footprint on the Swedish market through the acquisition of ReachMee, a leading provider of cloud-based recruitment solutions. The acquisition is the group’s latest step on its journey to create a leading HR technology platform in the Nordics.

HR professionals and management teams in companies of all types and sizes are searching for HR technology solutions which make talent identification, recruitment, hiring, onboarding and HR management easier, more efficient and successful. To support hiring organisations in the war for talent, HR Manager and Webcruiter have embarked on an M&A-driven expansion journey to create a leading Nordic HR platform. End customers will benefit from an improved range of complementary HR and recruitment solutions across the markets in which the group operates, and the companies in the group will benefit from technological synergies allowing them to release better products, faster. Verdane’s initial investment in HR Manager and Webcruiter was made in 2018.

“With ReachMee now part of our platform, we are in a stronger position than the competition to ramp up development speed and offer cutting-edge HR solutions thanks to our combined technology stack. Both growing companies and talent across the Nordics stand to benefit,” says Lars Christian Ringdal, CEO of HR Manager/Webcruiter.

Stockholm-based ReachMee has grown from 25 000 to 130 000 users since 2014 and has an industry-leading 97% customer loyalty and revenues growing by 25% annually. In 2014, the company made the successful decision to focus its efforts on developing a best of breed talent acquisition platform from scratch.

“The last five years have seen us grow our client base in the Nordics, averaging an organic recurring revenue growth rate of 25 percent per year. Our now nearly 700 customers, mainly in Sweden, Norway and Finland, will benefit from this merger by us being able to provide a wider, complementary pool of products. By doing so, ReachMee will deepen its service as a trusted partner within HR tech – now to organizations who want a 360-view of everything they need in HR and recruitment. It’s a great step forward for organizations looking to be attractive employers whilst strengthening their competitive edge,” says Nils Bergman, CEO of ReachMee.

With over 2 000 customers and combined recurring revenues of NOK 150 million per year, the HR Manager, Webcruiter and ReachMee group is already among the leading suppliers of cloud-based HR solutions in a fragmented and fast-growing Nordic market.

“This is a star collection of HR business talent. We’re pleased to welcome ReachMee into Verdane’s family of software portfolio companies and look forward to supporting the group in accelerating growth”, says Johnny Rindahl, Partner at Verdane.

In the transaction, holding company HR Nordic acquires all the shares in ReachMee, including the shares of majority owner FH Kapital, which will reinvest and be part of the continued HR platform journey. The parties have agreed not to publish the terms of the deal.

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For further information, please contact:

Lars Christian Ringdal, CEO, HR Manager/Webcruiter, +47 922 57 731, lars.ringdal@hr-manager.net

Nils Bergman, CEO, ReachMee, +46 70 495 0066, nils.bergman@reachmee.com

Jonathan Bui, Communications Manager, Verdane, +46 762 72 8100, jonathan.bui@verdane.com

David Frykman, FH Kapital, +46 70 819 2222, david.frykman@gmail.com

 

About Verdane

Verdane works to be the preferred growth partner to technology enabled businesses in Northern Europe. Verdane funds provide flexible growth capital to fast-growing software, consumer internet, energy or high-technology industry businesses, through both majority and minority investments in individual companies and portfolios. Verdane funds act as ambitious, active and long-term owners, helping management teams and companies accelerate and sustain growth by leveraging the Verdane advisory team’s capabilities and proven track record in driving business value for companies whose growth is driven by, or connected to, technological development. Verdane funds’ current portfolio includes Conexus, EasyPark, Freespee, HR Manager/Webcruiter, inRiver and Lingit. Verdane has 39 employees working out of offices in Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo and Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.verdane.com
About ReachMee

ReachMee offers a powerful, market-leading solution for discovering, recruiting and hiring talent and is used by smart and adept organizations who need to recruit more successfully by increasing the chances of finding the right person for the right position. With the right technology, deep understanding of recruitment processes as well as a strong devotion to solve customers’ challenges, ReachMee has taken a strong and leading position in the Nordic market. Our solutions are used by more than 700 large and small customers in both the private and public sectors, including NCC, Ahlsell, and McDonalds. ReachMee has offices both in Oslo, Helsinki, Kiev and with headquarters in Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.reachmee.com

 

About HR Manager

HR Manager specializes in HR and recruitment processes. The solutions we offer generate added value for any business, independent of industry or size. Our user-friendly cloud services Talent Recruiter, Talent Onboarding and Talent Manager cover all aspects of HR and allow them to be managed through one integrated solution. The systems are adapted to both private and public sector regulations, including GDPR. More than 900 clients across the Nordics use our solutions. We are over 50 employees and have offices in Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.hr-manager.net

 

About Webcruiter

Webcruiter delivers a recruitment solution that ensures tailored and professional recruitment processes for private, state and municipal sector businesses. Webcruiter is used today by 400 clients with users in over 120 countries and has established itself as a thought leader in the field through www.rekryteringsbloggen.se. Webcruiter has 30 employees and offices in Oslo and Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.webcruiter.com  

 

About FH Kapital

FH Kapital is an investor specialised in majority positions of well-driven companies facing a generational change or other ownership changes. FH Kapital is an active and responsible owner, and owns majority positions in companies such as MCD, Fasty and Microdeb. FH Kapital is owned by David Frykman and Pål Hodann.

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HQ Capital strengthens its global secondaries practice

HQ Capital

New York / Frankfurt, 24 June 2019. HQ Capital, a leading specialist in global private equity investments, is strengthening its global secondaries practice with two new additions. Ben Wilson and Alec Brown will join HQ Capital’s investment team in New York as Managing Director and Director in July. Both secondary specialists previously worked in Pantheon’s global secondaries team.

 

Ben is a secondaries expert with more than a decade of relevant experience in the industry. Before working with Pantheon he was a Managing Director in the secondaries group of PEI Funds, focusing on sourcing, evaluating, analyzing and pricing secondary transactions. Ben has an investment banking background and holds a Business Studies degree from Washington and Lee University, as well as an MBA from Columbia University.

 

Alec worked in the Secondary Advisory Team within UBS’s Private Funds Group prior to joining Pantheon. He also has broad private equity expertise and an investment banking background working at Seven Mile Capital Partners, Citigroup and BNP Paribas. Alec holds a BS in Finance and International Business from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

 

“We are excited that Ben and Alec are joining our global secondary practice. Both are very experienced and will add significant value to our company. We are convinced that they will contribute to and expand our global private equity platform for our clients”, says Stephen Wesson, Head of Global Private Equity at HQ Capital.

 

With the new investment team members, HQ Capital expects to further strengthen its footprint and position in the global secondary market.

 

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GP Bullhound Fund IV holds final close at EUR113m

Gp Bullhound

GP Bullhound Fund IV holds final close at EUR113m
GP Bullhound Fund IV holds its final close at EUR113 million, continuing its successful strategy of investing in some of the best technology entrepreneurs, with a focus on growth stage businesses in the Software, Entertainment, Marketplaces and Fintech sectors. Recent investments include Slack, Klarna, Tradeshift, Glovo and LendInvest.

In addition to independent deal sourcing, the fund benefits from a unique deal flow through GP Bullhound’s merchant bank organisation with 110 professionals across nine offices on three continents.

“We are passionate about backing great technology entrepreneurs and this oversubscribed final close allows us to commit more capital to the best of the best”, commented Per Roman, Co-Founder and Head of Asset Management at GP Bullhound, acting as exclusive investment advisors to the Fund.

Joakim Dal, Partner at GP Bullhound Asset Management and Ben Prade, Head of Investor Relations, added: ”We highly value the trust of our existing and new LPs, institutions, entrepreneurs and family offices. Leveraging GP Bullhound’s global network, industry intelligence and strategic knowledge, we continue on our mission to support and invest in extraordinary entrepreneurs.”

Enquiries
For enquiries, please contact:
Per Roman, Managing Partner, at per.roman@gpbullhound.com
Joakim Dal, Partner, at joakim.dal@gpbullhound.com
Ben Prade, Head of Investor Relations, at ben.prade@gpbullhound.com

About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound is a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the world’s best entrepreneurs and founders. Founded in 1999, the firm today has offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester, Paris, Hong Kong, Madrid and New York. For more information, please visit www.gpbullhound.com.

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